Nursing

New accreditation decision: How will this affect 2010 surveys?

Briefings on Evidence-Based Staff Development (formerly The Staff Educator), November 1, 2009

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The Joint Commission has announced the adoption of a new accreditation decision for 2010, “Medicare Condition-Level Deficiency Follow-Up Survey,” which will be used when surveyors evaluate a facility with one or more condition-level deficiencies out of compliance.
These condition-level deficiencies refer to CMS’ Conditions of Participation (CoP). If a hospital receives this decision, it must address the deficient CoP, after which an on-site follow-up survey will be conducted.

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